Period
to 14 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for WebSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WebSphere over the 6 months to 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM WebSphere
UK > England
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 435 413 347
Rank change year-on-year -22 -66 -59
Contract jobs citing WebSphere 171 208 620
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.46% 0.74%
As % of the Application Platforms category 2.83% 3.20% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 112 387
10th Percentile £382 £339 £375
25th Percentile £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £517 £500
Median % change year-on-year +1.50% +3.45% +0.50%
75th Percentile £575 £616 £575
90th Percentile £613 £688 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
10th Percentile " " £16.55
25th Percentile £64.85 " £24.24
Median hourly rate £67.19 - £33.58
75th Percentile £69.54 " £41.00
90th Percentile " " £43.70
UK median hourly rate £67.19 - £33.58

WebSphere is in the Application Platforms category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for application platform skills.

All Application Platform Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for application platform skills 6,049 6,509 13,201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.33% 14.39% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,191 4,401 8,650
10th Percentile £300 £275 £286
25th Percentile £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.00% - +4.40%
75th Percentile £580 £575 £575
90th Percentile £660 £650 £648
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 147 246
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.63 £11.53
25th Percentile £16.63 £14.90 £12.50
Median hourly rate £24.75 £20.00 £17.38
Median % change year-on-year +23.75% +15.11% -6.08%
75th Percentile £56.50 £34.38 £31.25
90th Percentile £65.53 £54.25 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +27.50% +14.29% -

WebSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing WebSphere as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WebSphere in England.

Daily rate trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WebSphere in England over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WebSphere in England.

Hourly rate trend for WebSphere in England

WebSphere
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WebSphere within the England region over the 6 months to 14 May 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -41 84 £525 +10.53% 10
East of England +47 32 £541 -1.64% 3
Midlands +15 17 £475 -28.30% 3
South East -19 17 £550 +11.90% 10
North of England +22 11 £450 -18.18% 5
North West +11 11 £450 -5.26% 1
East Midlands +18 8 £463 -31.48%
West Midlands +4 7 £550 -15.38% 3
South West +41 3 £500 - 2
WebSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, IT contractor jobs citing WebSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for WebSphere.

1 96 (56.14%) Java
2 74 (43.27%) Oracle
3 71 (41.52%) IBM
4 59 (34.50%) Tomcat
5 58 (33.92%) Social Skills
6 56 (32.75%) Linux
6 56 (32.75%) SQL
7 53 (30.99%) WebSphere Application Server
8 51 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
9 49 (28.65%) Jenkins
10 43 (25.15%) Git (software)
11 42 (24.56%) AWS
12 41 (23.98%) Continuous Integration
13 39 (22.81%) Unix
14 38 (22.22%) DB2
14 38 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
15 35 (20.47%) Microsoft
16 33 (19.30%) J2EE
16 33 (19.30%) E-Commerce
16 33 (19.30%) Finance
17 32 (18.71%) Spring
18 31 (18.13%) VMware
19 30 (17.54%) Windows
19 30 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
20 29 (16.96%) Python
21 28 (16.37%) Middleware
21 28 (16.37%) Maven
22 27 (15.79%) JBoss
22 27 (15.79%) JIRA
22 27 (15.79%) Azure

WebSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 59 (34.50%) Tomcat
2 53 (30.99%) WebSphere Application Server
3 27 (15.79%) JBoss
4 26 (15.20%) Apache
5 21 (12.28%) IBM Domino
6 19 (11.11%) Jetty
7 16 (9.36%) WebLogic
8 11 (6.43%) IIS
9 10 (5.85%) nginx
10 9 (5.26%) Apache ServiceMix
11 7 (4.09%) Cloud Foundry
11 7 (4.09%) Mongrel
12 6 (3.51%) IBM HTTP Server
13 5 (2.92%) CICS
13 5 (2.92%) Confluence
13 5 (2.92%) FileNet
13 5 (2.92%) WebLogic Portal
14 4 (2.34%) Apache Solr
14 4 (2.34%) GlassFish
14 4 (2.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (4.68%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.58%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.58%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 26 (15.20%) Magento
2 13 (7.60%) Maximo
3 8 (4.68%) Shopify
4 3 (1.75%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (1.75%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 42 (24.56%) AWS
2 27 (15.79%) Azure
3 21 (12.28%) GCP
4 13 (7.60%) PaaS
5 12 (7.02%) IaaS
6 9 (5.26%) SaaS
7 8 (4.68%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (4.09%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (4.09%) AWS Lambda
8 7 (4.09%) Google App Engine
8 7 (4.09%) Serverless
9 6 (3.51%) GitHub
10 5 (2.92%) Microsoft 365
11 4 (2.34%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 4 (2.34%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 4 (2.34%) OpenShift
11 4 (2.34%) Route 53
12 3 (1.75%) Attraqt
12 3 (1.75%) SpeedCurve
13 2 (1.17%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 25 (14.62%) HTTP
2 23 (13.45%) Firewall
3 22 (12.87%) SSL
4 20 (11.70%) DNS
5 18 (10.53%) WAN
6 15 (8.77%) FTP
7 14 (8.19%) LAN
8 13 (7.60%) VPN
8 13 (7.60%) Wireless
9 11 (6.43%) DHCP
10 9 (5.26%) SAN
11 8 (4.68%) TCP/IP
12 7 (4.09%) IPsec
12 7 (4.09%) SSH
13 6 (3.51%) Fibre Channel
13 6 (3.51%) iSCSI
14 5 (2.92%) Cisco Nexus
14 5 (2.92%) FCoE
14 5 (2.92%) Multicast
14 5 (2.92%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (22.22%) DB2
2 20 (11.70%) MySQL
3 19 (11.11%) SQL Server
4 11 (6.43%) DbVisualizer
5 9 (5.26%) MongoDB
6 7 (4.09%) Hadoop
6 7 (4.09%) NoSQL
7 6 (3.51%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.34%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (2.34%) HBase
8 4 (2.34%) SAP HANA
9 3 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.75%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.75%) Redis
9 3 (1.75%) Riak
10 2 (1.17%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 49 (28.65%) Jenkins
2 43 (25.15%) Git (software)
3 28 (16.37%) Maven
4 27 (15.79%) JIRA
5 18 (10.53%) JUnit
6 16 (9.36%) Cucumber
7 11 (6.43%) Mockito
7 11 (6.43%) Sonatype Nexus
8 10 (5.85%) Gradle
8 10 (5.85%) IBM UrbanCode
8 10 (5.85%) REST Assured
9 9 (5.26%) Selenium
10 8 (4.68%) Subversion
11 7 (4.09%) Ant
11 7 (4.09%) Travis CI
12 6 (3.51%) SonarQube
12 6 (3.51%) WebDriver
13 5 (2.92%) Bitbucket
13 5 (2.92%) JMeter
13 5 (2.92%) SoapUI
General
1 58 (33.92%) Social Skills
2 33 (19.30%) Finance
3 24 (14.04%) Retail
4 18 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (9.94%) Banking
6 9 (5.26%) Presentation Skills
7 7 (4.09%) Organisational Skills
8 6 (3.51%) Public Sector
9 4 (2.34%) Influencing Skills
10 3 (1.75%) Games
10 3 (1.75%) Investment Banking
10 3 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (1.17%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (1.17%) Law
12 1 (0.58%) Billing
12 1 (0.58%) Marketing
12 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.58%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 52 (30.41%) Developer
2 26 (15.20%) Architect
3 21 (12.28%) Java Developer
4 19 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
5 11 (6.43%) Maximo Developer
5 11 (6.43%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (4.68%) Tester
8 7 (4.09%) Administrator
8 7 (4.09%) Analyst
8 7 (4.09%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.09%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.09%) WebSphere Specialist
9 6 (3.51%) Automation Tester
9 6 (3.51%) WebSphere Architect
10 5 (2.92%) Applications Specialist
10 5 (2.92%) Business Analyst
10 5 (2.92%) Consultant
10 5 (2.92%) VMware Architect
10 5 (2.92%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
2 33 (19.30%) J2EE
3 32 (18.71%) Spring
4 28 (16.37%) Middleware
5 23 (13.45%) RESTful
6 22 (12.87%) Web Services
7 20 (11.70%) Node.js
8 17 (9.94%) XML
9 16 (9.36%) Hibernate
10 15 (8.77%) .NET
11 14 (8.19%) SOAP
12 13 (7.60%) Java EE
13 10 (5.85%) REST
14 9 (5.26%) Drools
14 9 (5.26%) HTML
14 9 (5.26%) JSON
14 9 (5.26%) Servlets
15 8 (4.68%) JSP
16 7 (4.09%) LDAP
16 7 (4.09%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.60%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.43%) Clustering
3 10 (5.85%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (4.09%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.51%) DataPower
5 6 (3.51%) Mainframe
5 6 (3.51%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.92%) PKI
6 5 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.92%) User Experience
7 4 (2.34%) Cloud Native
7 4 (2.34%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.75%) FMCG
8 3 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.75%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.75%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (1.75%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.75%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.75%) Web 2.0
9 2 (1.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 56 (32.75%) Linux
2 39 (22.81%) Unix
3 30 (17.54%) Windows
4 14 (8.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (5.85%) zOS
6 8 (4.68%) Windows Server
7 6 (3.51%) Solaris
8 5 (2.92%) AIX
8 5 (2.92%) MVS
9 3 (1.75%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.58%) OS/400
10 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (23.98%) Continuous Integration
3 33 (19.30%) E-Commerce
4 26 (15.20%) Microservices
4 26 (15.20%) Scrum
5 25 (14.62%) DevOps
6 24 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (11.70%) Migration
8 19 (11.11%) BDD
8 19 (11.11%) Test Automation
9 18 (10.53%) Software Engineering
9 18 (10.53%) Unit Testing
10 17 (9.94%) Configuration Management
11 16 (9.36%) TDD
12 15 (8.77%) ITIL
13 13 (7.60%) Continuous Deployment
13 13 (7.60%) SDLC
13 13 (7.60%) TOGAF
14 12 (7.02%) Build Automation
14 12 (7.02%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 96 (56.14%) Java
2 56 (32.75%) SQL
3 29 (16.96%) Python
4 25 (14.62%) Shell Script
5 19 (11.11%) JavaScript
6 15 (8.77%) PL/SQL
7 14 (8.19%) Bash Shell
8 10 (5.85%) PHP
9 9 (5.26%) Jython
10 7 (4.09%) Go
11 6 (3.51%) Java 8
11 6 (3.51%) Perl
11 6 (3.51%) PowerShell
11 6 (3.51%) TypeScript
12 5 (2.92%) Assembly Language
12 5 (2.92%) REXX
13 4 (2.34%) XPath
14 3 (1.75%) AWK
14 3 (1.75%) C#
15 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (6.43%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.85%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.09%) RHCA
3 7 (4.09%) TOGAF Certification
4 4 (2.34%) Degree
5 2 (1.17%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.58%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.68%) GDPR
2 6 (3.51%) QA
3 4 (2.34%) COBIT
3 4 (2.34%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.17%) SEPA
4 2 (1.17%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (12.28%) Docker
3 12 (7.02%) Xen
4 10 (5.85%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (5.85%) vSphere
5 9 (5.26%) Active Directory
6 7 (4.09%) Postfix
6 7 (4.09%) qmail
7 6 (3.51%) Hyper-V
8 5 (2.92%) ACF2
8 5 (2.92%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 5 (2.92%) KVM
8 5 (2.92%) NFS
8 5 (2.92%) RACF
8 5 (2.92%) SRDF
9 4 (2.34%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.58%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.58%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 27 (15.79%) Kubernetes
2 23 (13.45%) Ansible
3 19 (11.11%) Puppet
3 19 (11.11%) Terraform
4 7 (4.09%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.75%) Grafana
6 2 (1.17%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (1.17%) Istio
7 1 (0.58%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.58%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.58%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.58%) vMotion
7 1 (0.58%) vRealize
Vendors
1 74 (43.27%) Oracle
2 71 (41.52%) IBM
3 35 (20.47%) Microsoft
4 31 (18.13%) VMware
5 24 (14.04%) Red Hat
6 21 (12.28%) Xerox
7 20 (11.70%) Google
8 17 (9.94%) Cisco
9 15 (8.77%) hybris
10 13 (7.60%) Citrix
11 12 (7.02%) MuleSoft
12 10 (5.85%) Dynatrace
12 10 (5.85%) New Relic
13 9 (5.26%) SAP
14 7 (4.09%) Juniper
14 7 (4.09%) Salesforce.com
15 6 (3.51%) CA
15 6 (3.51%) EMC
15 6 (3.51%) NetApp
16 5 (2.92%) Compuware